Frank Candelaria, Owner
Frank Candelaria is Owner and Principal of Kenneth Management Group. His career in property management started in 1998, when he worked for Oakwood Worldwide in the company’s fee management division. The initial position as a leasing manager was the foundation for subsequent promotion to Resident Manager at various multi‐family properties ranging in size from 176 to 526 units. The resident base was comprised of a combination of short‐term corporate housing for Fortune 500 clients and conventional lease term residencies. Recruited thereafter by Trammel Crow Residential, Frank served as Senior Property Manager responsible for operations of multiple assets totaling 485 units, all conventional properties under renovation. He returned to KMG where he was responsible for a 1,200 unit portfolio comprised of six active adult properties, one tax credit and three conventional properties located throughout greater Los Angeles. The growth path from onsite Property Manager to eventual Owner & Principal of KMG has provided the foundation for KMG to successfully execute all aspects of property management.
Talbot Almquist, Principal
Talbot Almquist joined Kenneth Management Group in 2008. Since joining KMG, he has added several clients including the development of the company’s corporate housing division. Prior to KMG, Talbot was the Vice President of Oakwood Worldwide’s multifamily division. The national portfolio consisted of 4,000 corporate furnished units and an additional 2,000 unfurnished conventional apartment units. Talbot started his career 15 years earlier at Oakwood in the company’s fee management division. While managing some of the company’s largest properties, he worked closely with the asset management teams for owners such as TIAA and G.E. Talbot eventually moved to the corporate housing division, managing the company’s largest asset, 1,151 units in Toluca Hills, California, and eventually taking over the Southwest region. After 12 years with the company, Talbot was promoted to VP where he sat on the Executive Committee, reporting directly to the Chairman. Talbot holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from San Diego State University. He is also pending a CPM certification from the Institute of Real Estate Management.
Julie Blank, Managing Director
Julie Blank joined KMG as Managing Director in 2015. Julie is a Certified Public Accountant, CA Licensed Real Estate Agent, Asset Manager and Operator in the multifamily industry. Julie brings over 15 years of active institutional experience with industry leaders such as Alliance Residential Company, The Irvine Company, Greystar, and Carmel Partners. She is a reputable leader and strategic thinker with a proactive approach to business and solutions. This allows her to be very effective in executing tasks above expectation with little oversight and direction. Additionally she has spearheaded a volume of disposition, acquisition and lease ups resulting in profitable execution on the part of ownership.
During those moments when Julie is not devoting her life to the successes of the multifamily industry, she is devoting her time to the successes of her family. Julie resides in Irvine, CA with her loving husband and twin boys. With any remaining time, you will find Julie reading, running, and cooking.
Julie Blank grew up in Louisville, KY and then crossed the river in to Ohio where she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati with a BBA in Accounting. It was after 3 years in Public Accounting, when Julie moved to Scottsdale, AZ and entered the world of multifamily real estate. Seven years later the desert heat became intolerable, so she made her way to Southern California continuing her career in Real Estate.